Surprise

I heard Ron Carpenter, Senior Pastor of Redemption World Outreach Center, say “Disappointment comes from when your expectations are not met.” If that is true then the opposite is true that surprise comes from when your expectations are exceeded. I think all of us at one time or the other have been disappointed and surprised in our lives.

There has been times in my life where I had expected to get something but was disappointed. I thought if I had done this, this, and this; it would result in that, that, and that. But it never happened the way I had expected. Other times, I thought that what I needed would come from a specific place, but it came from an area where I would have never expected it to come from.

Maybe the place you’re looking for your breakthrough to come from isn’t where it is going to come from. Maybe your breakthrough is found in the place you least expect. Maybe you are overlooking doing a menial task, but that task is in fact the very thing that will give you the opportunity you are looking for. Maybe where you are at presently and what you’re doing now is God preparing you for what He has for you next.

God told Moses to get water from a rock. Not the exact place you would look to get water. David was just being an errand boy for his father delivering lunch to his brothers, but it put him in position to face Goliath. Five thousand people were fed with a little boy’s lunch. The disciples were definitely not thinking that 5 loaves of bread and two fish were going to be where enough food to feed a crowd of people would come from.

So what are you waiting for, hoping for, or praying for? What small, unimportant, menial task are you overlooking? Are you looking for water to come from a rock? Start looking in unexpected places and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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